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Evolving Consumer Perceptions of Clean Labels

Evolving Consumer Perceptions of Clean Labels

Evolving Consumer Perceptions, Innovation and Clean Labels CLEAN LABEL has been with us since early 2000s, said Lynn Dornblaser, Director, Innovation & Insight, Mintel, as she began her presentation “Clean Label: Shifting Consumer Perceptions,” which had been...

Uncertain Clean Label Regulatory Environment

Uncertain Clean Label Regulatory Environment

Will FDA issue regulations defining natural and redefining healthy? Or will these claims become less common on food packages due to the risk of challenge? What are the implications for development of the clean label category, when ingredients disfavored by some...

Flavor Formation: Does Natural Mean Clean Label?

Flavor Formation: Does Natural Mean Clean Label?

In looking at flavor formation, does natural mean clean label? “All natural” and “clean label” do not necessarily equate with one another, began Deepthi K. Weerasinghe, Ph.D., Principal, dP3 Consulting, in his presentation “Formation of Flavor—Is Natural the same as...

Clean Labels vs Health

Clean Labels vs Health

In evaluating clean labels vs health, dietary recommendations for clean eating are consumer-driven and not backed by science, according to Joanne Slavin, Ph.D., RD, Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota. Slavin’s presentation was...

Clean Label Moves Toward Sustainability

Clean Label Moves Toward Sustainability

Innova’s database contains 130 million records. Over 500,000 products from 90 countries are added each year. Using this tool, Mindy Hermann, MBA, RDN, Innova Market Insights, delves into the evolution of clean label as clean label moves toward sustainability, the...

Consumers Lean Toward Simplified Labels

Consumers Lean Toward Simplified Labels

Consumers are craving transparency now more than ever. Clean label is the industry’s response to that need for label transparency. “Today, 94% of consumers feel that it is important for brands to be transparent; 83% would value having more in- depth product...

Ingredient Labeling, Regulatory Risk & Consumer Confidence

In dealing with clean food and beverage package labels, “we are really dealing with consumer perceptions,” said Lauren Swann, MS, RD, LDN, President of Concept Nutrition, Inc. This spells opportunity, she proposed in her presentation “Ingredient Labeling Considers...

Ingredient Labeling Presentation

Ingredient Labeling Presentation

How an ingredient is named on a food label is vital to a product’s consumer appeal. Such names must also comply with government requirements that can be either detailed regulatory definitions, general policy guidelines or simply established industry practices. To...

Advances in Natural Antioxidants

Advances in Natural Antioxidants

Advances in Natural Antioxidants As he is wont to do, Professor Fereidoon Shahidi, of Memorial University of Newfoundland, somehow managed to cram an encyclopedic overview of the functions of phenolic and amino acid-based antioxidants in foods and health into a...

The Clean Label Influence on Restaurant Menus

The Clean Label Influence on Restaurant Menus

The Clean Label Influence on Restaurant Menus Approximately 50% of U.S. consumers' food expenditures are allocated to food eaten away from the home. The foodservice and restaurant industries also function as important trend leaders. Lizzy Freier and Aimee Harvey,...